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North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

May. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel. Kim Song said at a news...

The Latest: Saudi says Yemen rebels launch new drone attack

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a bomb-laden drone targeting civilian infrastructure in...

UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism

May. 20, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated...

North Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea denounced the United States as "a gangster country" for seizing one of its cargo ships and urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take "urgent measures" to contribute to stabilizing the Korean peninsula. North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, said in a letter...

UN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting

May. 17, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly urging all countries to implement an arms embargo against Libya, saying preventing the proliferation of weapons is important to de-escalate the current fighting and restore stability in the country. The U.N. chief expressed deep concern...

Burkina Faso minister warns terrorists gain ground in Sahel

May. 16, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of Burkina Faso warned Thursday that terrorist activity in Africa's volatile Sahel region is gaining ground and there is "a very real risk" of destabilizing much of West Africa. Alpha Barry told the Security Council that combatting terrorism in the Sahel is a...

The Latest: Cuban, Canadian FMs meet to discuss Venezuela

May. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have met in Havana to discuss issues including the crisis in Venezuela. Rodríguez confirmed the Thursday meeting on...

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

May. 15, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island communities to...

UN leader visits New Zealand mosques where 51 were killed

May. 13, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited the two New Zealand mosques where 51 worshippers were killed by a gunman in March. Guterres spent about 30 minutes inside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch talking to Muslim leaders and survivors of the attacks....

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

May. 12, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the political will to fight climate change seems to be fading at the same time as things are getting worse for those feeling the effects. Guterres made the comments after arriving in New Zealand, where he spoke to media...